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{"id":617232695359,"title":"Paragon Caldera XL Kiln","handle":"par_calderaxl","description":"\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" border=\"0\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAt no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black! \u003cbr\u003ePlease note: colors may vary slightly. \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_turquoise_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_hot-pink_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_purple_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_berry_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTurquoise\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHot Pink\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePurple\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBerry\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_navy_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_jade_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/lgBlack-Paint-July2014-W1.jpg?v=1612791898\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNavy\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJade\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlack\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eParagon Caldera XL\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFire porcelain, stoneware, china, ceramics, and decals in Paragon’s digital Caldera XL. Test glazes and glaze application ideas before running production quantities in a large studio kiln.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou will not outgrow a small kiln even if you acquire a larger kiln later. Continue to use the Caldera XL for testing or for small projects. Carry it with you to seminars or on vacation; convenient hand lifts on the sides aid in moving the kiln.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Caldera XL in the Classroom\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA Caldera XL is a nice addition to school programs. A test kiln is relatively inexpensive. With the Caldera XL, students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday instead of waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired. A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNew teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay in their classrooms. Many loads of clay have been ruined because they were fired to the wrong temperature. With a Caldera XL kiln, you can easily test unlabeled clay.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBuilt to Last\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches for extra strength. This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the \"picture frame\" mitered joint found on competitive brands.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Type-K thermocouple, which reads the firing chamber temperature, is protected in a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. A steel base supports the brick bottom. The Caldera XL comes with a built-in steel stand; no extra stand is needed. Use the switch on the front panel to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is idle.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBoth sides of the lid and top rim of sidewall firebricks are hardened and sealed with a refractory coating to protect the ware from dust. The firing chamber, including the lid and bottom, is made of 3” thick firebricks, 20% thicker than standard 2 1\/2” bricks.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Caldera XL has dual mechanical relays for extra reliability. They turn on power to the elements after receiving a signal from the digital controller. Two relays last longer than the single relay of competitive kilns because of the reduced amperage going through each relay.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHeating elements are made from the finest high-temperature wire available. Paragon uses heat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years in our kilns. The stainless steel case and lid band include case tighteners for easy maintenance.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWater-Base Paint\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Caldera XL control box is painted with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We use water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUPS Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Caldera XL can ship by UPS. Enjoy a lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Convenience of Digital Firing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe reliable solid-state Sentry Xpress controller continually monitors the firing so you do not need to watch it closely. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln occasionally during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try out a demonstration of the controller on your computer by \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.paragonweb.com\/files\/videos\/sentry_xpress\/sentry_xpress_demo_web.html\"\u003eclicking here\u003c\/a\u003e. Practice using the controller before you even buy the kiln.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eParagon’s innovative controller will help you achieve consistent firing results. The user-friendly controller has powerful features that you will enjoy.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Sentry Xpress controller fires in either Ramp-Hold or Cone-Fire mode. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eFire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium, or fast speed.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eUse Program Review to check the accuracy of the program you are about to fire.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSet a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid or check the kiln at a certain temperature.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDesign Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSkip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eHold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eControl both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eAdd hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eChange the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eTemperature Display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSet the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your busy schedule.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eError Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eLED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eColorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCreative Satisfaction\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe heat of the kiln offers wonderful surprises. Glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your masterpieces is a joy you will never outgrow. Get your family involved and create priceless memories using your kiln.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Furniture Kit\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the Caldera XL or Caldera XL-KS. When estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMade in the USA\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Caldera XL is proudly made in Mesquite, Texas by master craftspeople. Half of our factory employees have been at Paragon for at least 10 years. Phone calls during business hours are answered by a live person at the Mesquite factory. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday. These expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones. Call us—we would enjoy hearing from you. Our customer service representatives will be glad to help you after the sale, even long after the kiln is out of warranty, and at no charge.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDesigned for production\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eParagon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptional colors at no extra charge\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eBrighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003ctable border=\"1\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eMax. 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If you would like more information please contact us.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eControl Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eHertz\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e60\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eKiln Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eTop Loading Square\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSides\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Volume (Cubic Feet)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e.29\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e \u003cp\u003e7.5L x 7.5W x 9D\u003c\/p\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThe Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e17.00W x 20.00D x 17.50H Inches\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e27.50W x 20.50D x 24.00H Inches\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Weight\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e75 lbs.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Method \u0026amp; Notes\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThis Kiln Ships Via UPS.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptions and Accessories\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFurniture Kit\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eRecommended furniture kit for the Paragon Caldera XL, Caldera XL-KS, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:\u003cbr\u003e2 - C-7 Shelves (7” x 7” square x 5\/8”)\u003cbr\u003e1” wide Square Posts, 4 each of - 1”, 3”, 5”\u003cbr\u003e1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash\u003cbr\u003eShipping size: 12” long x 9” wide x 7” high\u003cbr\u003eWare is fired on shelves that can withstand high temperatures. The shelves are separated by posts so that you can fire multiple layers of ware in your kiln. Coat the shelves with kiln wash, which prevents glaze or glass from sticking to the shelves.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cstyle\u003e\u003c!--\n#col2{clear:right;display:block;min-height: 150px;}#col1{float:left;min-height: 150px;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"Lid or Door Safety Switch\" alt=\"Lid or Door Safety Switch\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_lid_safety.jpg?v=1523469783\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLid or Door Safety Switch\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe optional lid or door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised or door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid or front of the door. IMPORTANT: The lid or door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"Sentry 12 Key Controller Upgrade\" alt=\"Sentry 12 Key Controller Upgrade\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_sentry.jpg?v=1523469783\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSentry 12 Key Controller Upgrade\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis kiln can be ordered with the optional Sentry 12-key controller instead of the standard Sentry Xpress 3-key controller. The upgrade price is only for a Sentry 12-key ordered with a new kiln. \u003cbr\u003e Controller Comparison \u003cbr\u003e Because you can type numbers into the 12-key Sentry, it is faster to program than the 3-key. (Numbers are programmed into the 3-key Sentry Xpress by scrolling up or down with arrow keys.) \u003cbr\u003e Ramp-Hold programs are divided into segments. Each segment has a target temperature, firing rate, and, if desired, a temperature hold. Hold (soak) maintains a specific temperature. (Programs remain in storage even when the kiln is unplugged.) \u003cbr\u003e Program Storage, 12-key Sentry: one 20-segment and eight 10-segment programs \u003cbr\u003e Program Storage, 3-key Sentry Xpress: four custom programs, 8 segments (steps) each \u003cbr\u003e General Features That are Unique to the 12-key Sentry \u003cbr\u003e Firing Cost: Enter your cost of electricity and the kilowatts used by your kiln. 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Paragon Caldera XL Kiln

$1,165.13 $1,294.59
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Sku: PAR_CALDERAXL
Product Description

 

 

At no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black!
Please note: colors may vary slightly. 
 
Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink Paragon Custom Color - Purple Paragon Custom Color - Berry
Turquoise Hot Pink Purple Berry
       
Paragon Custom Color - Navy Paragon Custom Color - Jade Paragon Custom Color - Black  
Navy Jade Black  

 

Paragon Caldera XL
Fire porcelain, stoneware, china, ceramics, and decals in Paragon’s digital Caldera XL. Test glazes and glaze application ideas before running production quantities in a large studio kiln.

You will not outgrow a small kiln even if you acquire a larger kiln later. Continue to use the Caldera XL for testing or for small projects. Carry it with you to seminars or on vacation; convenient hand lifts on the sides aid in moving the kiln.

The Caldera XL in the Classroom
A Caldera XL is a nice addition to school programs. A test kiln is relatively inexpensive. With the Caldera XL, students can make gifts in time for a birthday or holiday instead of waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired. A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln.

New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay in their classrooms. Many loads of clay have been ruined because they were fired to the wrong temperature. With a Caldera XL kiln, you can easily test unlabeled clay.

Built to Last
The firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches for extra strength. This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the "picture frame" mitered joint found on competitive brands.

The Type-K thermocouple, which reads the firing chamber temperature, is protected in a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life. A steel base supports the brick bottom. The Caldera XL comes with a built-in steel stand; no extra stand is needed. Use the switch on the front panel to turn off power to the controller when the kiln is idle.

Both sides of the lid and top rim of sidewall firebricks are hardened and sealed with a refractory coating to protect the ware from dust. The firing chamber, including the lid and bottom, is made of 3” thick firebricks, 20% thicker than standard 2 1/2” bricks.

The Caldera XL has dual mechanical relays for extra reliability. They turn on power to the elements after receiving a signal from the digital controller. Two relays last longer than the single relay of competitive kilns because of the reduced amperage going through each relay.

Heating elements are made from the finest high-temperature wire available. Paragon uses heat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years in our kilns. The stainless steel case and lid band include case tighteners for easy maintenance.

Water-Base Paint
The Caldera XL control box is painted with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We use water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

UPS Shipping
The Caldera XL can ship by UPS. Enjoy a lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.

The Convenience of Digital Firing
The reliable solid-state Sentry Xpress controller continually monitors the firing so you do not need to watch it closely. (Please remember, however, to check the kiln occasionally during firing and to monitor it near the expected shutoff time.) You can try out a demonstration of the controller on your computer by clicking here. Practice using the controller before you even buy the kiln.

Paragon’s innovative controller will help you achieve consistent firing results. The user-friendly controller has powerful features that you will enjoy.

The Sentry Xpress controller fires in either Ramp-Hold or Cone-Fire mode. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation.

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns

  • Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium, or fast speed.
  • Use Program Review to check the accuracy of the program you are about to fire.
  • Set a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid or check the kiln at a certain temperature.
  • Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Add hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Temperature Display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your busy schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

 

Creative Satisfaction
The heat of the kiln offers wonderful surprises. Glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your masterpieces is a joy you will never outgrow. Get your family involved and create priceless memories using your kiln.

The Furniture Kit
The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for the Caldera XL or Caldera XL-KS. When estimating the price of the kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.

Made in the USA
The Caldera XL is proudly made in Mesquite, Texas by master craftspeople. Half of our factory employees have been at Paragon for at least 10 years. Phone calls during business hours are answered by a live person at the Mesquite factory. We are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday. These expanded hours allow us to serve customers in differing time zones. Call us—we would enjoy hearing from you. Our customer service representatives will be glad to help you after the sale, even long after the kiln is out of warranty, and at no charge.

Designed for production
Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.

Optional colors at no extra charge
Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise. Scroll down to see color samples in the options section.

 

Max. Temperature 2350° F
1287° C
Amperage 240 Volts 15
For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
Watts 1800
Breaker Size 20
Receptacle Type NEMA 5-15R
Circuit Copper Wire Size 12 Gauge
TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499 No
CE No
Important: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns. If you would like more information please contact us.
Control Type Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key
Hertz 60
Kiln Type Top Loading Square
Sides 4
Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet) .29
Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)

7.5L x 7.5W x 9D

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom 17.00W x 20.00D x 17.50H Inches
Ship Size 27.50W x 20.50D x 24.00H Inches
Ship Weight 75 lbs.
Ship Method & Notes This Kiln Ships Via UPS.

Options and Accessories

Furniture Kit
Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Caldera XL, Caldera XL-KS, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:
2 - C-7 Shelves (7” x 7” square x 5/8”)
1” wide Square Posts, 4 each of - 1”, 3”, 5”
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Shipping size: 12” long x 9” wide x 7” high
Ware is fired on shelves that can withstand high temperatures. The shelves are separated by posts so that you can fire multiple layers of ware in your kiln. Coat the shelves with kiln wash, which prevents glaze or glass from sticking to the shelves.

Lid or Door Safety Switch Lid or Door Safety Switch
The optional lid or door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised or door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid or front of the door. IMPORTANT: The lid or door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.
  Sentry 12 Key Controller Upgrade Sentry 12 Key Controller Upgrade
This kiln can be ordered with the optional Sentry 12-key controller instead of the standard Sentry Xpress 3-key controller. The upgrade price is only for a Sentry 12-key ordered with a new kiln.
Controller Comparison
Because you can type numbers into the 12-key Sentry, it is faster to program than the 3-key. (Numbers are programmed into the 3-key Sentry Xpress by scrolling up or down with arrow keys.)
Ramp-Hold programs are divided into segments. Each segment has a target temperature, firing rate, and, if desired, a temperature hold. Hold (soak) maintains a specific temperature. (Programs remain in storage even when the kiln is unplugged.)
Program Storage, 12-key Sentry: one 20-segment and eight 10-segment programs
Program Storage, 3-key Sentry Xpress: four custom programs, 8 segments (steps) each
General Features That are Unique to the 12-key Sentry
Firing Cost: Enter your cost of electricity and the kilowatts used by your kiln. At the end of a firing, the controller will give the cost of electricity to fire that load. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.
AOP Vent: The “Auxiliary Output” is available on most Paragon kilns that have the 12-key Sentry. The AOP is a relay-powered electrical receptacle mounted to the kiln. You can plug an Orton Vent Master into the AOP to control when the vent operates during firing.
Stop/Back Key goes back one step with each key press during programming to correct errors.
Add Time Key adds five minutes to a temperature hold with each key press during firing. Helpful for glass with holds.
Thermocouple Selection: The 12-key Sentry can operate types K, S or R thermocouples.
Program Safety Lock for the program in active memory gives you peace of mind.

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